The interdisciplinary approach to issues of high societal and ethical relevance is a novel challenge for all students.
Upon completion of the Human-Animal Interactions program at University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, graduates will be qualified for an academic career and for professional practice in socially relevant fields of human-animal interactions. The Master’s Programme aims to train experts who will be responsible for shaping human-animal interactions based on their scientific expertise while taking ethical guidelines into consideration.
Graduates will find opportunities in a number of fields:
- Academic (scientific) careers in the life sciences, especially PhD positions
- Managerial positions in institutions related to animal husbandry (zoos, game parks, pet shops, sanctuaries, animal shelters, animal hostels, institutions that house laboratory animals, animal breeding facilities)
- Coaching for animal keepers, both private persons and persons attached to institutes
- Managerial positions in companies offering products or services related to animals
- Positions in authorities, agencies, commissions, counselling centres, animal-related organizations
- Positions in various associations and societies
- Trainers of animal trainers
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Animal Behaviour and Cognition
- Comparative Medicine
- Animal Husbandry and Welfare including Legal Framework of Human Animal Interactions
- Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Animal Ethics
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
Applicants to the Interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Human-Animal Interactions are required to have a Bachelor Degree in related field with a minimum of 180 ECTS.
International1452 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 726 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EU/EEA726 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for Vienna
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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